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  1. #1

    Can not open Office 2007 in Ubuntu 9.10

    Hi everyone,
    Today I installed office 2007 from a Microsoft office dvd using PlayOnLinux.I installed it successfully & I can see them in my repository but,when I tried to open word,Excel & all for some reason they are not opening.I tried to run them using PlayOnLinux but its of no use.Can some one help me How to run Word,Excel & all...Thanks in advance


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    There is no reason to run microsoft office in Linux. There is a native Linux application that is compatible with windows office documents, called OpenOffice. You can install it from the Ubuntu repositories:
    sudo apt-get install
    Here are the release notes for that package. As noted, there are many plugins or add-ons that are available. Just open the Synaptic Package Manager and check. is a full-featured office productivity suite that provides
    a near drop-in replacement for Microsoft(R) Office.

    This metapackage installs all components of
    * Word processor
    * Spreadsheet
    * Presentation
    * Drawing
    * Database
    * Equation editor
    * Mobile Devices filters
    * legacy filters (e.g. StarOffice 5.2)

    You can extend the functionality of by installing these
    * hunspell-dictionary-*/myspell-dictionary-*: Hunspell/Myspell dictionaries
    for use with
    **: UI interface translation
    **: User help
    **: Thesauri for the use with
    **: Hyphenation patterns for
    * Gtk UI Plugin, GNOME File Picker support,
    QuickStarter for GNOMEs notification are
    * GNOME VFS, GConf backend
    * KDE UI Plugin and KDE File Picker support
    * menu: Will add menu entries for every Debian window manager.
    * unixodbc: ODBC database support
    * cups-bsd: Allows to detect your CUPS printer queues
    * libsane: Use your sane-supported scanner with
    * libxrender1: Speed up display by using Xrender library
    * libgl1: OpenGL support
    * Open Clip Art Gallery with OOo index files
    * iceweasel | firefox | icedove | thunderbird | iceape-browser | mozilla-browser:
    Mozilla profile with Certificates needed for XML Security...
    * java-gcj-compat | sun-java5-jre | java2-runtime
    Java Runtime Environment for use with
    * pstoedit / imagemagick: helper tools for EPS thumbnails
    * gstreamer0.10-plugins-*: GStreamer plugins for use with OOos media backend
    * libpaper-utils: papersize detection support via paperconf
    The documents won't be saved as MSoffice documents by default, but you can change the default:


    Use the 'Document type' and 'Always save as' drop down boxes to change the default. Unless you are sending it to someone, there is no reason to use the MS type document. Give the native format a try.
    Please do not send Private Messages to me with requests for help. I will not reply.

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    I agree with waterhead. There is no need to install Microsoft Office in Linux, imho. OpenOffice works really fine and supports all formats.

    Its Windows OS version is also available. I would suggest you to give it a try atleast once.
    It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.
    New Users: Read This First

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    Ya, this is great.Now I came to know how to save a file in .exe format.Thank you.

    **How to Uninstall a package using the Terminal for instance if I want to uninstall Microsoft Ofiice 2007 which is already installed using wine.

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    You may be able to uninstall it using the wine configuration GUI. Run this command to start it.
    Otherwise, you may just be able to delete the entire folder that it was installed to. You can find this in the ./wine folder in your home directory. It is a hidden folder, so you will first need to display the hidden files and folders.

    View>Show hidden files.

    Look for the Program Files folder.
    Please do not send Private Messages to me with requests for help. I will not reply.

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